The Huawei Mate 30 series is not expected to carry a licensed Google service when it is launched. To work around this, the Chinese tech giant has its own solution.
At first, Huawei was considered to be replacing the Android version of Google Play with its own creation. Last month, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS, but actually this OS will not be used on Mate 30 series.
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In fact, MyDriver recently reported that Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfein claimed that the company had not yet considered how HarmonyOS could run on mobile phones. Ren points out building a brand new mobile-based ecosystem for HarmonyOS will take time to make it work.
Meanwhile, at the IFA event in the Huawei Berlin Branch, Consumer Group Richard Yu said that “Although HarmonyOS can be used on mobile phones, it is not a priority for the company.” Although Huawei must still make a replacement for Google Play Android and Google’s core applications.
Last week a report emerged that ProtonMail was able to enter the encrypted E-mail application into Huawei’s AppGallery. As for replacing Android, there is always an open-source version of the operating system that is similar to what Amazon uses for Fire Tablets.
Quoted from Phone Arena, Wednesday (11/09/2019), Yu noted, Huawei is working on a solution that can allow Google applications to be installed on the open-source version of Android. In addition to Mate 30 series, a new report also notes Mate X is also facing the same difficulty.
With two major releases for the second half of this year unable to use the licensed version of Google and the core Android application, sales outside of China are predicted to be affected. Last year, Huawei sent 206 million handsets with a 50-50 percentage between domestic and foreign.
Research firm IHS Markit believes Huawei will send 88 million handsets out of China this year, down 13-15 million from the previous year. Yu said, before the United States ban them, Huawei hopes to send 300 million cellphones by 2019.